problem in creating a drive accessible to both windows and linux
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(gedit:8968): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.
The problem was in launching the gedit program. From what you posted, it looks like you already su'd to root, so you don't need to use sudo to launch commands as root. Sometimes, root isn't allowed access to the X screen. If that is the case, see if you have the program "sux". Using "sux" instead of su will allow the root user to launch GUI programs. Another way is to use the kdesu program, but I don't know if you have kde installed. Another option is to use a console based editor such as vim or emacs. You will need to learn a little bit about using vim if you want to edit the "sudoers" file ( which requires using the "visudo" program ).
You will want to identify the drive or partition that you want mounted. The "fdisk -l" command will help there.